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Fuzzy Modeled K-Cluster Quality Mining of Hidden Knowledge for Decision Support

S. Parkash Kumar and K. S. Ramaswami


Problem statement: The work presented Fuzzy Modeled K-means Cluster Quality Mining of hidden knowledge for Decision Support. Based on the number of clusters, number of objects in each cluster and its cohesiveness, precision and recall values, the cluster quality metrics is measured. The fuzzy k-means is adapted approach by using heuristic method which iterates the cluster to form an efficient valid cluster. With the obtained data clusters, quality assessment is made by predictive mining using decision tree model. Validation criteria focus on the quality metrics of the institution features for cluster formation and handle efficiently the arbitrary shaped clusters. Approach: The proposed work presented a fuzzy k-means cluster algorithm in the formation of student, faculty and infrastructural clusters based on the performance, skill set and facilitation availability respectively. The knowledge hidden among the educational data set is extracted through Fuzzy k-means cluster an unsupervised learning depends on certain initiation values to define the subgroups present in the data set. Results: Based on the features of the dataset and input parameters cluster formation vary, which motivates the clarification of cluster validity. The results of quality indexed fuzzy k-means shows better cluster validation compared to that of traditional k-family algorithm. Conclusion: The experimental results of cluster validation scheme confirm the reliability of validity index showing that it performs better than other k-family clusters.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 7 No. 11, 2011, 1652-1658


Submitted On: 13 June 2011 Published On: 24 August 2011

How to Cite: Kumar, S. P. & Ramaswami, K. S. (2011). Fuzzy Modeled K-Cluster Quality Mining of Hidden Knowledge for Decision Support. Journal of Computer Science, 7(11), 1652-1658.

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  • Decision support
  • fuzzy k-cluster
  • quality mining